Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is among the nation’s oldest, most respected independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutes. OMRF is dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases, focusing on critical research areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. OMRF follows an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research and ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.
Located in Oklahoma City, a city that offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy, OMRF has been voted one of the Top Workplaces since the inception of the award. This achievement has been accomplished thanks to OMRF individuals who share a unified understanding that our excellence can only be fully realized with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.
We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, and vision insurance, minimum 8% company retirement contribution, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, onsite café, free onsite fitness center with access to personal trainer, free parking and much more! Relocation assistance available for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.
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The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (https://omrf.org/) is seeking accomplished or upcoming investigators with expertise in aging as it relates to neuroinflammation and/or neurodegeneration to join the Aging and Metabolism Research Program. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous independent research laboratory investigating mechanisms relevant to CNS aging associated with one or more of the following areas of special interest: inflammatory processes, circuits relevant to cognition/behavior, immune cell function, and bioenergetics. Successful candidates will receive an appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Member level (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor equivalents), dedicated research space, as well as a generous, multi-year start-up package with significant sustained salary and research support.
The Aging and Metabolism Research Program is comprised of thirteen faculty members studying a variety of diseases related to the aging process, including neurological, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular disorders. OMRF supports an AAALAC accredited animal facility as well as state-of-the art core facilities for imaging, -omics technologies, tissue banking, and other facilitating resources. Additional information can be found at the Program’s website (http://omrf.org/programs/aging-and-metabolism-research-program/). Other attractive aspects include a generous startup package, institutional support for competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a collegial work environment. OMRF investigators have no formal teaching obligations but can voluntarily participate in didactic activities on campus at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Overall, OMRF is committed to creating an attractive position suitable for applicants with a proven track record or exceptional potential for high-quality funded research.
OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute supporting five major interdisciplinary research programs. Our facilities are located adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center near downtown Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators are integral participants in OUHSC graduate programs and enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC and Oklahoma City VA faculty.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, relevant postdoctoral training, and an outstanding publication record.
To apply, please submit a CV, a letter describing your interest in the position, a concise research prospectus, and the names of three references preferably in one document.